Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo

New PBS series with Mexican-American comedian Jesus Trejo reveals how humor mirrors society's complex social issues.

Two Episodes Every Friday at 9:30PM

Friday night on APT, look for the premiere of the new comedy-documentary series ROOTS OF COMEDY WITH JESUS TREJO. Part comedy, part social commentary, part travelogue, the series follows the host, Mexican-American comedian Jesus Trejo, as he embarks on an emotional odyssey and telling the “stories behind the laughs,” revealing how the most memorable comedy traces back to the roots of a community with themes that are central to the series. Along his journey, Trejo visits six U.S. regions (Denver, Portland, Minneapolis, Austin, Los Angeles and Chinle, Arizona) where he meets with six rising comedians who explore the mosaic of our nation through the lens of stand-up comedy.

Host and Executive Producer Jesus Trejo is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor and writer. Born and raised in Long Beach, Trejo’s first hour stand-up special Stay at Home Son” recently premiered on Showtime. He is currently a Staff Writer on Hulu’s “This Fool” and also the host of “Tacos Con Todo,” a web series in which he navigates the LA taco scene with celebrity guests. Also an author of two upcoming children’s books, Trejo was named in “Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch” in 2017 and is a paid regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

“No matter where you live or what your beliefs are, our love of laughter is something we all have in common,” commented Trejo. “Laughter opens our ears and our hearts--and once people are listening, who knows what they might be inspired to do?”


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